Nigeria: Family of Slain Akwa Ibom Job Seeker Demands Justice

The family of the slain job seeker in Akwa Ibom State , the late Miss Iniubong Umoren, has appealed to the state government to ensure that those behind the murder of their sister were brought to book without delay.

Elder brother of the deceased, Mr. Ukeme Umoren made the call yesterday when the state Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel paid an unscheduled visit to commiserate with the family in Ndot village in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of the state.

Umoren, who welcomed the representative of the Governor and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, said Iniubong was the youngest of the children of the late Ephraim Umoren.

He lamented that they lost their parents while in secondary schools and struggled on their own to get education to university level to ensure a better tomorrow.

According to him, the late Iniubong was waiting for her call up letter to proceed for national youth service, before her untimely death.

He appealed to the state government to ensure that perpetrators of the heinous crime were brought to book, adding that it would serve as the only succour to the family.

"We welcome the Government of Akwa Ibom State into the family of late Ephraim Umoren. It is so pathetic to us, we are heart-broken that our younger sister struggled so much to get education to university level to ensure better tomorrow.

"We sent our younger sister to school and she was waiting to get her call-up letter to proceed to her National Youth Service assignment.

"She went to look for a job to keep herself going, pending the call-up letter, but the dream is shattered, we have lost our sister. However, I want to thank the government for coming to sympathise with us in the difficult moment.

"We are asking for one thing, that we are orphans; our parents left us while we were in secondary schools, we have struggled and all of us are now graduates.

"All we want is justice for our sister. Whoever, that is involved in this atrocity should be brought to book. I know the young man could not have done this alone".

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